I love how Apple has shown time and time again what the majority of customers want... except of course that the iPhone market share is a fraction what Android's is. And the mac market share is less than that of the much reviled Windows 8, not to mention about a fourth that of the no longer supported, 13 year old Windows XP. Apple doesn't know what the masses want, they know what a relatively small, though highly visible, affluent, influential group want.
The DMCA that didn't exist at the time...
They soft landed, that's a success whether they are recovered or not. You didn't expect them to stand upright in the water like a buoy did you?
Because he knowingly went out of his way to make copies of seeds that he knew were protected by patent law. I hate Monsanto's business strategy, more because I think it completely undermines the potential for genetically modified seeds than anything else. But the guy knew exactly what he was doing. Just because he did it with a field and a bottle of round up instead of a genetics lab doesn't change the facts.
Back in the day I played the heck out of my Nintendo Gamecube.
God I'm getting old.
This article feels like all those ads you see at the bottom of news stories that are disguised to look like related news. They all talk about how great things are in Detroit and how cheap the land and buildings are and how the economy is "booming". Is it sad that Slashdot has fallen so far that my suspicion meter is starting to move when I see articles like this?
It's been done several times in fact, though I don't know if it's ever really been a central plot line.
The Revelation Space series has shades of that, but it's mostly background information that doesn't come directly into play. The "Amerikano" generation ships that colonized nearby stars (often less than ideally inhabitable) which were massively outstripped once the "light huggers" which could make the trip in a few years subjective time.
The Sector General has something similar, though with FTL ships replacing the generation ships. I think they find one of the old ships drifting through space, the inhabitants all dead or nearly.
The intent of the (mostly) joke was in fact to put read heads under multiple sectors, cutting the rotation time in half (or more if you were to add more heads).
Multiple read heads! Cut seek time in half! (or quarter, or eighth depending on how crazy you want to go).
So... sink a steel pipe half a mile into the ground, it isn't that hard to create a heat gradient. That's of course, if it's possible to hit anywhere near decent efficiencies with standard materials, which is something I'll have to see in production before I fully believe.
More than 56% of developers should be millionaires before they hit retirement age, that is about what you need to comfortably retire today at age 60, in 20 years it won't be enough. To quote Number Two: A million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days.
The Sears Tower (sorry... the Willis tower) was even designed to be modular. Its 9 stacks built into a single building, more stacks could be added to the edges, the shorter stacks could be expanded vertically at least to the height of the taller (and probably somewhat taller, not sure on that though).
Bullying is frequently battery, virtually almost always assault, and practically by definition criminal harassment.
The most concerning part comes at the end "Here's a 4 year old bug report showing the issue, and another, and another". OpenSLL is supposed to be security software... shouldn't happen.
You seem to be under the impression that because prisons are overcrowded we have stopped putting people in them. In reality we just pack a few more in; the violence, drug abuse, sexual assault, and gang membership this inevitably makes even worse is simply ignored.